Tuesday, July 7, 2015

What would Tami Taylor do? She'd support Sen. Wendy Davis and Texas women.

As Texas Governor Rick Perry got his ducks in a row and recalled the state legislature into session to revisit the abortion bill that would significantly limit the reproductive rights of women in the Lone Star State, actress Connie Britton-aka Tami Taylor from Friday Night Lights-lent her name and voice to the support state Senator Wendy Davis and company.

What would Tami Taylor do? She'd support Sen. Wendy Davis and Texas women.

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As Texas Governor Rick Perry got his ducks in a row and recalled the state legislature into session to revisit the abortion bill that would significantly limit the reproductive rights of women in the Lone Star State, actress Connie Britton—aka Tami Taylor from Friday Night Lights—lent her name and voice to the support state Senator Wendy Davis and company.

In a lovely show of support, national role model Connie Britton has partnered with Planned Parenthood to commission a T-shirt asking "What Would Tami Taylor Do?" The back of the shirt, which is available in all colors of the rainbow, gives the answer: she'd stand with Texas women.

Britton had previously spoken out about women's reproductive rights in an op-ed last year in which she cited her FNL character's story arc (and the arcs of other complementary female characters) to throw her support behind Planned Parenthood. She went as far as to use the show's now infamous mantra.

Brian "Smash" Williams' mom worked [at Planned Parenthood], Tami got a pregnancy test there, and, after being abandoned by her parents, Becky Sproles was able to get a safe and legal abortion there. So as women, let's take "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts" back and use it as it was always intended: as a motivator for progress, power, and greatness. [The Hairpin]

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